My instrument practice routine

As a beginner music producer, I always intended to become at least a decent guitar and piano player. There’s just something about an authentic recording that can’t be replicated by virtual instruments. So I’ve been practicing on my instruments almost daily for a couple years now, and I recently started sharing some of that on … Continue reading My instrument practice routine

My next music project

Time to reveal little bits about my next music project. I’ve been eagerly anticipating to share these first details with you, although I’m not going to spoil anything major just yet! I’ve got to say though, it’s going to be quite different from my usual work. The project involves a collaboration with not just one, … Continue reading My next music project

Live on the radio: Lucas On Air

Live on the radio: Lucas On Air

Last weekend I had the pleasure of being a guest on Lucas On Air, a local radio show hosted by a friend of mine. It was my first ever radio interview and the first time my music has been played on the airwaves. Needless to say, I was quite excited! In the second hour of … Continue reading Live on the radio: Lucas On Air

Upgrading rickvanmeijel.com

Upgrade time! Recently I've been adjusting my website with some cool new features, which you'll read all about in this post. To celebrate the occasion I put together a playlist with all my best music. So hit play and scroll down to see what’s new! ''Rick van Meijel'' (YouTube) https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSL7jiergUxObb8N1OmxFXAntC3qU_-TQ ''Rick van Meijel'' (Spotify) https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5lbjgk1hauuhdt4jJrxEp8Continue reading Upgrading rickvanmeijel.com

Going electric

Even before I started playing acoustic guitar I knew I wanted to learn electric guitar someday. So after a couple years of getting to know the acoustic I finally took the step and bought an electric guitar. For all you nerds out there, it’s a Cort G200. I’m taking lessons to get a head start … Continue reading Going electric

EP update: recording done

One step closer to releasing my new EP as all recording is officially done! I finished the process in style with a wonderful new asset to my music gear: the Røde NT1-A (pictured above). The microphone has been essential in recording acoustic guitar and shaker in crystal clear sound quality. Hopefully you’ll be able to … Continue reading EP update: recording done

New EP in the works

Bananas is back. Those who have been following me for a while will recognise it as the leftover demo from the ‘’Reliving’’ sessions. I’m excited to say it has finally found its place on my upcoming EP! Currently in the works, the EP involves two other demos titled One and Jam. The overall musical style … Continue reading New EP in the works

Feeling inspired

I've been feeling inspired lately. For the first time I'm writing music on guitar and also for the first time I'm starting with riffs instead of chord progressions or melody parts. Making a riff sound interesting and catchy is pretty challenging but it's proven to be a fun way to change up my creative process. … Continue reading Feeling inspired